Friday, July 20, 2012

Bronze Portrait Statue of Therapy Dog Unveiled

Monty the Therapy Dog is Back At Roswell Park

My new bronze dog portrait statue of Monty the therapy dog was unveiled at Roswell Park Cancer Institute  in Buffalo, NY on July 17, 2012
Watch Fox 13 news story about the dedication:





custom bronze dog portrait statue by dog sculptor Lena Toritch
Larger than life bronze dog portrait of Monty was installed on a fine black granite


custom dog bronze portrait statue by dog sculptor Lena Toritch
Close up detail of the bronze portrait statue of Monty
The statue is placed by the entrance to RPCI, at  the garden, where everyone can see and interact with bronze Monty.




I sculpted Monty standing quietly, waiting for people to approach him, just like he did in real life.

Here's a nice article by Anne Neville about the dedication, published in Buffalo news:
http://www.buffalonews.com/life/article951578.ece


Monty custom dog bronze portrait statue by dog sculptor Lena Toritch
Bronze dog statue of Monty
The placement was chosen to make it easy for wheelchairs to access the statue. The bronze is designed to be interactive and will welcome visitors and patients to pet Monty and rub his nose for good luck. 


I was invited to the dedication and had a chance to meet wonderful people who work at RPCI and a few special dogs, who continue Monty's noble task of healing and helping people.

Therapy dogs posing with bronze dog statue by dog sculptor Lena Toritch
So many beautiful dogs! They are all smiling..



Bronze dog sculptor Lena Toritch with custom bronze dog portrait statue
Renown Dog Sculptor Lena Toritch with her larger than life bronze dog Monty


Watch a news story by CW23 in Buffalo :

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